Surrey Memorial Hospital ER reopens
Crews deal with a flood at the Surrey Memorial Hospital ER on Monday. (Evan Seal/Surrey Leader)
Published Monday, December 3, 2012 7:38AM PST
The emergency room at Surrey Memorial Hospital reopened Monday morning, two weeks after it was flooded by a broken water main.
The Fraser Health Authority said clean up and infection control inspections have been completed and the emergency room is safe to accept patients.
An MRI machine damaged in the flood remains out of order and could cost millions of dollars to repair.
Hospital officials estimate the flood caused around $3 million in damage.
Patients had to be evacuated from the ER on Nov. 19 when a water main was broken during a construction project, sending water gushing into the facility.
Since then, crews have been working feverishly to clean up the mess and fix the damage to the ward and medical imaging areas.
With files from the Canadian Press